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Business confidence falls across the Middle East with further decline in sentiment expected

July 23, 2017

Business confidence falls across the Middle East with further decline in sentiment expected

Business confidence across the Middle East has fallen sharply in the last quarter and is now at its lowest level since the second quarter of 2016, according to the latest edition of the Global Economic Conditions Survey (GECS).

The region is also likely to face further challenges over the coming year, according to the quarterly"... Continue Reading

President of Arabic Language Academy of Jordan suggests unified Arabic academy in Makkah

July 23, 2017

President of Arabic Language Academy of Jordan suggests unified Arabic academy in Makkah

There should be one unified Arabic language academy, instead of the 12 academies currently existing in the Arab world, and its headquarters should be Makkah City, said Khalid Al Karaki, President of the Arabic Language Academy of Jordan, the institution that won the King Faisal International Prize 2017 for Arabic Language and Literature.

Al"... Continue Reading

AHF KENYA, NACC, Nairobi City County and Partners Hosts Street Dance Competition: Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu Grand Finale!

July 21, 2017

AHF KENYA, NACC, Nairobi City County and Partners Hosts Street Dance Competition: Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu Grand Finale!

(ME NewsWire)-- AHF Kenya, in collaboration with NACC, Nairobi City County, and a host of partners will today light up Nairobi with the grand finale of Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu; under the theme “Street Dance With A Difference”. Base Yangu, Dunda Yangu translated as My Base, My Dance, is a street dance project which targets young people in three slum areas of Nairobi, namely, Mathare, Kibera and Mukuru. The program is part of AHF’s creative responses to address the disproportionately high spate of new HIV infections among young people, through the infusion of dance and open forum discussions that focus on HIV Prevention, Stigma reduction, HIV Care & Treatment, Sexual Reproductive health and TB. “In 2015, Young people accounted for about 51% of all new HIV infections in Kenya, with 35,776 young people getting infected with HIV each...... Continue Reading

Major Terrorist Plot Foiled in Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Interior Announces

July 21, 2017

Major Terrorist Plot Foiled in Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Interior Announces

The Saudi Ministry of Interior has announced that a major terrorist attack was prevented by security services in the city of Saihat in the Qatif governorate. On the evening of Friday, July 14th, security services intercepted a stolen Toyota Corolla vehicle in a busy, built-up district of the city. As the stolen vehicle was surrounded by security services, three men in the car produced guns and started firing"... Continue Reading

Together for Safer Roads Names David Braunstein As President 

July 20, 2017

Together for Safer Roads Names David Braunstein As President 

(ME NewsWire)-- Together for Safer Roads (TSR), a coalition of global private sector companies, announced today that David Braunstein will join TSR as president on July 24. Braunstein is a seasoned business leader with deep global and emerging technologies experience within the private sector.

“Safe"... Continue Reading

Kuwait to take action against those avoiding military service

July 19, 2017

Half of the Kuwaiti men supposed to sign up for the mandatory military service have failed to register their names, prompting the authorities to initiate legal and punitive action against them.

According to the defence ministry, 2,300 Kuwaitis were supposed, under the new rules, to register for the military service. However, at"... Continue Reading

Egyptian-Kuwaiti discussion on Qatari crisis

July 19, 2017

President Abd el Fattah el Sisi received the Kuwaiti first deputy Prime Minster and Minster of Foreign Affairs Sabah el Khalid el Hamad el Sabah yesterday in Itihadiya Palace. The meeting was attended by the Egyptian Minster of Foreign Affairs Sameh Shokri and the Ambassador of Kuwait to Egypt Mohammed el Thuwaikh.

The"... Continue Reading

Arabia CSR Network to host GRI and CSR trainings from Sep to Dec

July 18, 2017

Arabia CSR Network to host GRI and CSR trainings from Sep to Dec

The Arab Region’s leading think tank and sustainability centre Arabia CSR Network will hold a host of trainings in the second half of 2017. Starting with a certified training on GRI Standards in July and a few more of the same in September and December, ACSRN will offer more trainings to build capacity of individuals and organisations in CSR and sustainability."... Continue Reading

FedEx Files 10-K with Additional Disclosure on Cyber-Attack Affecting TNT Express Systems

July 18, 2017

FedEx Files 10-K with Additional Disclosure on Cyber-Attack Affecting TNT Express Systems

(ME NewsWire)-- FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) (“FedEx”) today filed its annual report on Form 10-K for fiscal year 2017 with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing includes additional information regarding the June 2017 cyber-attack on the worldwide information systems of TNT Express B.V. (“TNT”), the international express transportation,"... Continue Reading

IMA Encourages Proactive Issues Resolution, Personal Accountability and Whistleblower Protections in Revised Ethics Guidance

July 18, 2017

IMA Encourages Proactive Issues Resolution, Personal Accountability and Whistleblower Protections in Revised Ethics Guidance

IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants) today introduced a revision to its Statement of Ethical Professional Practice (SEPP), designed to help guide the ethical aspects of the business, as well as personal decisions of IMA members and other management accounting"... Continue Reading

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